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Global Temperatures Could Rise More Than Expected, New Study Shows
December 20, 2009
The kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) taking place today could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale University geologists. The team demonstrated that only a relatively small rise in atmospheric CO2 was associated with a period of substantial warming in the mid- and early-Pliocene era, between 3 to 5 million years ago.
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